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About the Artist

Rebecca Vincenzi was born in 1968 in England. After studying English at London University, she studied illustration at St Martin's School of Art and at the Open College of the Arts, illustrating and writing children's picture books 'The Ice-cream Moon Feast' and 'Fly's House'.

After her first exhibition at Camden Working Men's club, in 1997 she moved to Paris to teach drawing. In Paris she finished an illustrated novel for adults 'London and Paris' edited by Martha Fleming and subsidised by the Arts Council, with paintings from her narrative and dream series.

In 2002, after telling a story to Sophie Calle during her installation 'Room with a view' on top of the Eiffel Tower, she turned her story into a novel 'The Gold Man' Then after several lectures on art and writing at the American University and Unesco and a writing residency in Devon she began to write 'One Morning in Paris' and following this 'Old Flame', 'A Letter From America' and then 'The Bedsit'.

She then produced a series of paintings illustrating philosophic ideas and constructed a set of zoetrobe paintings using light movement.

Inspired by the spontaneity of children she began to try and capture life in the moment and when, in 2000 she moved into the Goutte d'Or, the daily life of this neighbourhood with its cafés, shops and occupants became the source of her inspiration. Like a photographer but with paper and pencil in guise of camera, she captured the moments by quick sketching and returned to her atelier to transform the images into painting. Finding life spilling too quickly through her fingers, she concerned herself to capturing all the magical moments of this charming neighbourhood.

In 2010 she published her book for children 'Treasure in the Goutte d'Or' before moving to the Gare de l'est, where she is now living and painting with the philosophy of Léonardo de Vinci who said 'Painting is poetry which you can see'.

Rebecca has exhibited at various galleries including La Galerie Cargo, rue Quincampoix, Pavé d'Orsay, the Pavillon Davouid, Jardin de Luxembourg.

Her works are in several private collections.

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